Category Archives: Swedish

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines Day!  Life has been chaos here the last couple weeks, but nothing I can post about yet.  Be careful what you wish for, you might get it, LoL

On another note…

We enjoyed IKEA’s Julbord so much at Christmas that we bought tickets last weekend to go back for the Påskbord this Easter!  I would advise anyone and everyone to grab tickets now.

I kinda love Duolingo

We are learning Swedish as a family.  The kids are learning it as their foreign langue of choice for school (homeschool… another story for another day) and I and Kevin are learning it as well, both to support the kids, and because we think it would be great to learn another language.

I have nothing but good things to say about Duolingo.  For one, it’s free.  So you really can’t do better on the price.  We all have iPhones, and  I find that is the easiest way for me to do it every day because I always have my phone with me and can squeeze in a little here and there when I have a few minutes.

Kevin prefers to do it on his computer.  While I find the explanations on the phone perfectly adequate, they are even more in depth on the computer.  And, if you (or your child) doesn’t have a smart phone or a tablet (it’s on iOS and Android) you probably do have a home computer.

I like that Duolingo lets you work at your own pace, and you I can run a “classroom” and see the kid’s progress and make sure they are staying on task.  I can do a review of things that I am rusty on (it knows!) or manually choose what I want to review.


Some of the languages available on Duolingo also have you speak as part of the lessons.  Unfortunately Svenska (Swedish) isn’t one of them, which is the only thing I don’t love about it.

Hello, I'm Ana (short for Angela.) I am a mother of four, programmer, gamer, vegetarian, trekkie, nerd, novice meditator, and science enthusiast. I like raspberries, tap dance, and my MacBook. And I write this blog. I hope you enjoy reading it.